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Terms and conditions (direct billing)

Lessons – schedule, credits and refunds

  • In most cases we plan to deliver 30 sessions over the year, usually 10 lessons per term.
  • The number of lessons per term may vary due to term and holiday dates.
  • We are not able to offer any trial lessons.
  • We do not offer credits or refunds for lessons missed by pupils, for any reason.
  • On the rare occasion that a music tutor is absent for any reason we will endeavour to replace them with a substitute tutor or make up the lessons at another time.
  • Where this is not possible we may offer a credit for the lesson or a refund. Credits and refunds will normally be considered at the end of the year when it is clear how many lessons have been completed.

Ensembles

  • Generally we offer 30 ensemble sessions per year – the total number of sessions may include concerts.
  • Senior WMA ensembles also have intensive courses at half term.
  • Ensemble membership will begin as soon as possible following receipt of a completed enrolment form. Membership of some ensembles is determined by teaching staff and an audition may therefore be necessary.

Fees

  • Fees are payable 3 times a year before the start of a new term, and in advance of tuition.
  • The minimum commitment and charge for both lessons and ensemble membership is until the end of term in which attendance begins.
  • Invoices will be issued in advance of tuition and all payments must be made online via the payment portal.
  • Where payment has not been made in advance, we reserve the right to discontinue service until full payment has been received. Continued non-payment of fees may result in your place being withdrawn.
  • If you are experiencing any financial difficulty then please contact Wandsworth Music to discuss alternative payment arrangements. All information will be dealt in the strictest confidence.
  • Fees will not be refundable for any absence or short term illness. In cases of long term health problems, please contact us as soon as possible to discuss. A medical certificate may be required,

Withdrawal

  • Lessons and memberships continue term on term and year on year until appropriate notice of withdrawal is received.
  • Notice of withdrawal should be made via email to info@wandsworthmusic.co.uk by the following dates;
    • 1 November to withdraw at the end of the Autumn term
    • 21 February to withdraw at the end of Spring term
    • 15 June to withdraw at the end of Summer Term
  • Wandsworth Music reserve the right to charge a late notice fee of 50% of the termly fees if the required notice to withdraw from lessons is not given.
  • Once lessons have started in any term, the full term’s payment is due in lieu of notice for that term.
  • If a pupil withdraws part way through a term, the term’s charges remain payable in full.

Wandsworth Music reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time and without notice.